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Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
into minimums and rand paul an unlikely ally. >> mandatory minimum sentencing, i think, has done little to address the problem of drug abuse, and doing a great deal of damage by destroying so many lives. >> in 2004 when weldon angelos went to trial after turning down the plea barringon, he faced more than 100 years in prison. he was convicted on three gun counts and one drug charge. federal judge paul cassal, a conservative republican was obliged to sentence weldon angelos to 55 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole. paul cassal called it unjust, cruel and irrational adding that weldon angelos faced a longer term than criminals who commit three aircraft hijackings, three second degree murders, three kidnappings or rapes. >> in his sentencing document he called on george w. bush to commute of the sentence. >> there's no question weldon angelos committed a crime and should be punished. but 55 years. he'll be in prison until he's 80. we will spend $1,500,000 in locking him up angelos's eldest son antony, then seven. >> 55 years is more than you lived so far. have you be
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
rand paul. mandatory minut minimum sentencs destroyed so many lives. in 2004 after he went to trial after turning down the plea bargain he faced 100 years in prison for marijuana a and gun charges he was convicted on three counts and one gun charge. >> he was onl on o obliged to se him to 50 years in jail. >> he has a longer term than three hijackings or three kidnappings or three raims. rap. >>. >> there is no question that he committed a crime and he should be punished. but 5 55 years? he will be in jail until he is 85 years old. >> in the court that day his eldest son anthony then seven 55 grease55years is more than you e lived so fare. so far you hav vur have you beee to grasp what that is i in your head. >> i just wonder if my dad will fer get ouever get out and if ie him before i'm 18. >> i'm sorry. >> it's okay. >> all of his appeals have been exhaustioned. thinks only hope of leaving prison before his 8 80th 80th birthday is clemency. >> a cause his sister is championing. even good people make mistakes i think his mistake cost him his life. that is what we are hoping to chan
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